Rapper Tone Loc collapses during Fla. concert

May 29, 2009 12:11:17 PM PDT
Authorities say rapper Tone Loc, who performed the 1980s hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina," collapsed during an outdoor concert in north Florida.

A spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff's Department told The Associated Press it appeared Tone Loc collapsed and had a seizure because of overheating.

Tone Loc, who was born Anthony Terrell Smith, collapsed early Friday morning at the Capt'n Fun Beach Club. The Pensacola News Journal reports he was taken away in an ambulance.

Temperatures were in the low 80s with humidity around 87 percent.

Calls to area hospitals did not turn up patients named Tone Loc or Anthony Smith. Calls to the Capt'n Fun Beach Club were unanswered.

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